Should online abuse be treated as seriously as face to face abuse

Should online abuse be treated as seriously as face to face abuse

CPS as issued a new guidance as to how the police and the prosecution service should treat online abuse.

As online abuse of celebrity, MPs and regular people reach nearly an epidemic level, the common misconception that free speech and online anonymity are one and the same must be challenged. In this BBC Radio 4 interview, Yair Cohen explains why it must  be made easier for victims of internet trolling to identify their online abusers?

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